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  • Well you can Sometimes

    In an event of an emergency, you can break the law such as a person trying to murder you, or if it is something like a cop is chasing a robber they are a loud to speed. The rest of this is simply because to reach the world limit I know the grammer is bad but pie is cheese

  • America wouldn't be a country is we didn't break some laws

    There is an exception to virtually every rule. There are reasons to speed in an emergency situation. There are reasons to disobey a standing government because of a long train of abuses. Not all laws are made in good faith, with the best interest of the people they are supposed to protect.

  • Yes there are occasions when it is ok to break the law.

    The key word occasions and I don't mean big ones like murder or theft. Like jaywalking when there isn't a car anywhere on the road or some of the older laws that shouldn't even be on the books. There are situations which following the law exactly defeats the spirit of the law. That is the bigger question. Following the spirit of the law in general is more important than following all the specific laws exactly as written.

  • If the law is against your conscience, then it is.

    We are not robots. We have a moral sense of what is right and wrong, and each individuals conscience may be different. Just because a government official is telling people to do it, does not mean it's right for people to do. Therefore, if it's against what one believes in, then one may have to break the law.

  • Sure it is.

    The question is almost asinine. Lots of lawbreakers are revered, even in our government mandated schools, such as our founding fathers and Harriet Tubman, just to name a few. The assertion that it is always wrong to break the law is an appeal to authority. Unless evidence is presented to justify a law, like not raping, then the law doesn't have any logical backing.

  • Yes, but within reason

    Laws are in place to keep us safe, and I do think that everybody should respect the law. That being said, there are situations wherein breaking the law is excuseable. One example would be speeding to the hospital when your wife is in labor. Another example might be using violence in self defense. Most police officers (in the case of speeding) or courts (in the case of self defense) make exceptions for culpability in such cases.

  • Ask yourself if it is reasonable.

    If you find the reason that may compel you to break the law is not morally wrong, then it may be just to disobey that rule. Also, breaking the law is not necessarily committing a crime. You are not explicitly a criminal in the eyes of the right if you did something with no ill intentions, but instead to uphold your dignity under possible illegal circumstances.

  • Parts of the law are bound to be broken for good reasons.

    In the situation of a pregnant mother, a father with a car and the hospital twenty minutes away, in the situation the father would be driving the pregnant mother whose water just broke to the hospital. It is very reasonable for the father to speed slighty or moderately during this situation.

  • Because it is

    Just go with it ok. Because that is how it is going to work around here, and you are just going to have to deal with it because we are in America and you can do whatever you want. Like I am typing this so that I can motivate you.

  • Yes, it protects others.

    As some other comments have said, a police car can break the law by speeding when they are chasing after another vehicle that violated the law. They are able to do this because they are protecting the town, the citizens, buildings, etc. from a dangerous vehicle. This example shows when it is okay to break the law.

  • Vigilantism isn't a good thing.

    Taking the law into your own hands is a dangerous thing to do. It can be one-sided, fueled with rage. Many people don't reflect on their motives and consider the other person's side. Police are there to carry out justice. Innocent people are often caught up in this illegal business as by-standers.

  • Laws are in place to protect the public.

    Never should there be a reason that you must break the law. Every law is put in place for protection and other reasons as well. When people break the law if makes look as if breaking the laws is okay. Laws are important and never should there be a reason to break them.

  • Not all laws are in placed to protect you.

    What about laws that are in placed with ideologies that do not protect the general public or the greater good? Laws are completely relative. There is a difference between laws of protection such as it being illegal to murder, or harm others. However there were once laws that were in place which directly violated an individual's basic human rights. Apartheids, same-sex marriage laws, abortion laws etc. Laws which attempt to control and create social obedience rather than protect, are destined to be broken. Look at MLK for example and his letter from Birmingham prison. He says it is a moral code to disobey unjust laws.

  • Never break the law

    You dont need to break the law. Its bad and if u do it then everyone will do it then where would we be? People breaking the law all the time. All it takes is that one person to break it first. I would not want to be that person.

  • It's not illegal to break the law sometimes

    Atleast in my country the law states that in a case of emergency, you are allowed to break the law if it's needed. For example, if someone is trying to murder you, you can use self-defense. Still I see plenty of people saying that these emergency situations are the reason why breaking the law is sometimes OK. So... The law makes that illegal thing legal in those cases, so the whole argument doesn't even defend the point they are trying to make.

  • Oh yes, I know what i'm saying

    Cause I say so, i know what i am saying. We are all rule breakers. YOLO, rules are meant to be broken. If we follow the rules or not, we still gonna die. We all have the same ending. So why not break the law.



    I am kidding, follow the law, its the reason we are alive. Rules are good

  • Of course not

    Breaking the law is breaking the law. There is no question about it. Sure some laws are unjust, it doesnt mean they are meant to be broken. Rules are made to be broken? Does that apply to laws such as murder and rape? If people agree that it is permissible to break the law if the law is seen as unjust then that is basically saying that individuals can choose what laws apply to them.Maybe they see something like theft as an 'unjust law'. Does that give them the right to steal? If one saw attempted murder as unjust, does that give them a right to beating someone close to death? The answer is no. It is that simple. If there are no laws than it destroys our way of society, our way of living, one could argue it destroys our rights. I believe that it is not ever permissible to break the law. If we wave away just one person because of breaking an unjust law, what does that mean for society? Isn't that telling them, "that guy got away with breaking an unjust law, sweet i wont get punished for theft."
    this is my argument

  • Of course not

    Breaking the law is breaking the law. There is no question about it. Sure some laws are unjust, it doesnt mean they are meant to be broken. Rules are made to be broken? Does that apply to laws such as murder and rape? If people agree that it is permissible to break the law if the law is seen as unjust then that is basically saying that individuals can choose what laws apply to them.Maybe they see something like theft as an 'unjust law'. Does that give them the right to steal? If one saw attempted murder as unjust, does that give them a right to beating someone close to death? The answer is no. It is that simple. If there are no laws than it destroys our way of society, our way of living, one could argue it destroys our rights. I believe that it is not ever permissible to break the law. If we wave away just one person because of breaking an unjust law, what does that mean for society? Isn't that telling them, "that guy got away with breaking an unjust law, sweet i wont get punished for theft."
    this is my argument

  • Nope, nope, nope

    By the government breaking the law, people will start doubting the reason as to why they were set from the start. The laws are there to hold people back and show their limits as a human being and as a citizen of a bigger society. If the government, being the people we look up to when it comes to politics, were to break the law, what would hold Americans as to not follow their lead? Everything comes with its circumstances. One decision, especially one this big, will always hold multiple risks.
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  • No probably not.

    The law is not made to be broken. It is made to stop certain things from happening like stealing, killing etc. Take Robin Hood for example. He stole from the rich to give to the poor. Undoubtedly, his intentions were good. But the matter of his religion remains. The early Robin Hood was a catholic (at least in irony) and The Bible says 'Thou must not steal'. Also the law is the law. So no. Even if your meaning was good, it is still against the law.


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